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"We understand he was held by a tribal group," the U.K. Foreign Office said, adding "there was no operation to free him."
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This article titled "US diplomats admit contact in Yemen with missing citizen Sharif Mobley" was written by Spencer Ackerman in New York, for theguardian.com on Friday 25th July 2014 18.41 UTC US diplomats in Yemen say they have been in contact with an American citizen whose lawyers consider him to have disappeared from jail in the country.
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A British teacher kidnapped in Yemen earlier this year was released safely on Saturday following negotiations by the government in Sanaa, both countries said.
Yemen's Shiite rebels battling their conservative Sunni rivals from one of the country's largest tribes have pulled out of a northern city they captured earlier this month, the rebels' spokesman said Friday.
This limits the Embassy's ability to assist U.S. citizens in an emergency and provide routine consular services.
Yemen's al Qaeda wing has ordered men and women in the east to obey its strict interpretation of Islamic law, saying it aimed to set up an emirate in the remote area, local media and a resident said.
TEHRAN An Iranian Foreign Ministry official says the prolonged process of securing the release of the Iranian diplomat abducted in Yemen is not acceptable.
Updated: Tue Jul 29, 2014 03:25 pm
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